Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.

Dubbed "the flying pig bill," the proposal would allow private landowners, companies and pilots to apply for a state license and be responsible for the activity. Hunters on board the aircraft wouldn't need a license, nor would they have to provide their names to the state.

The change would follow a similar shift a few years ago in neighboring Texas, where shooters can now hire an aircraft for anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per hour for a hunt.

Republican Rep. Jeff Coody, a co-sponsor of the bill, said the proposal is intended to "to take aerial depredation a little more back to what was originally intended several years ago."

I guess the firearms do not give human beings enough of an advantage over the animal-since hunting is a "sport" I guess it is sporting to hunt a pig with a flying machine and lots of firepower.

I guess the odd will even up a little when pigs fly.


  1. In defense of the bill, those wild pigs can sure do a lot of damage and I guess they multiply pretty rapidly. I'd say they are considered vermin and the hunting is akin to extermination. I wonder what they do with the carcasses after killing them? I guess they might be okay for eating--or at least dog food.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out